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Recovery Manager for AD Disaster Recovery Edition 10.0.1 - User Guide

Overview Backing up data
Permissions required for the Backup operation Managing Backup Agent Using a least-privileged user account to back up data Creating backups Retrying backup creation Enabling backup encryption Backing up AD LDS (ADAM) Backing up cross-domain group membership Backing up distributed file system (DFS) data Backup scheduling Setting performance options Setting advanced backup options Using Forest Recovery Agent Unpacking backups Using e-mail notification Viewing backup creation results Getting started
Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovery Manager Console Icons in the user interface Getting and using help Configuring Windows Firewall Using Computer Collections Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration Licensing
Restoring data
Getting started with Active Directory recovery Managing deleted or recycled objects Restoring backed up System State components Using granular online restore Restoring AD LDS (ADAM) Selectively restoring Active Directory object attributes Restoring objects in an application directory partition Restoring object quotas Restoring cross-domain group membership Performing a restore without having administrator privileges Reports about objects and operations Using complete offline restore Offline restore implications Restoring SYSVOL authoritatively Performing a granular restore of SYSVOL Recovering Group Policy Restoring data from third-party backups Using the Extract Wizard Restoring passwords and SID history
Fault tolerance Consolidating backup registration data Monitoring Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovering an Active Directory forest
Permissions required to use Forest Recovery Console Forest Recovery Console Managing a recovery project Install Active Directory from Media recovery method Install Active Directory recovery method Managing Forest Recovery Agent Rebooting domain controllers manually Specifying fallback IP addresses to access a domain controller Resetting DSRM Administrator Password Purging Kerberos Tickets Managing the Global Catalog servers Managing FSMO roles Manage DNS Client Settings Configuring Windows Firewall Forest recovery overview Selectively recovering domains in a forest Recovering SYSVOL Deleting domains during recovery Resuming an interrupted forest recovery Recovering read-only domain controllers (RODCs) Checking forest health Collecting diagnostic data for technical support
Bare metal forest recovery Using Management Shell Creating virtual test environments Using Recovery Manager for Active Directory web interface Appendices
Frequently asked questions Best practices for creating backups for forest recovery Best practices for recovering a forest Descriptions of recovery or verification steps Backup Wizard Online Restore Wizard Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM) Group Policy Restore Wizard Repair Wizard Extract Wizard Events generated by Recovery Manager for Active Directory

Step 5: Start virtual test environment creation

To start the virtual environment creation

  • In the Verify Virtual Lab Creation Settings dialog box, click the Create Lab button.

Alternatively, you can click the Create Lab button on the Toolbar in the Active Directory Virtual Lab console.

To view the virtual machine creation progress for a source computer, select that computer in the List of source computers, and then click the Events tab.

NOTE: If the creation of a virtual machine fails, we recommend that you retry the last operation on the source computer: In the List of Source Computers, right-click the source computer, and then click Retry Last Operation.

In the created virtual test environment, all network adapters are disabled to prevent possible conflicts with the source Active Directory forest. Before enabling network adapters, ensure your virtual test environment is properly isolated from the source forest.

Persistence of the ADVL console

This feature is supported only for Microsoft SCVMM 2012 R2 and VMware environments.

If you close the ADVL console during the creation of the virtual environment, the session can be resumed if it was interrupted on the following steps (see the Events tab):

  • Convert source machine to virtual machine

  • Wait for other virtual machines to be created

To resume the creation of the virtual environment, reopen the ADVL project.

Step 6: Enable network adapters

After the virtual test environment has been successfully created, the Active Directory Virtual Console automatically displays a dialog box that prompts you to enable network adapters in the created test environment. In that dialog box, click Enable if you want to enable the network adapters now or click Cancel if you want to enable them manually later.

Using Recovery Manager for Active Directory web interface

About Recovery Manager Portal

The Recovery Manager Portal implements a Web interface that allows you to do the following:

  • Access the search and restore functionality of Recovery Manager for Active Directory via a Web browser.
  • Delegate permissions to restore or undelete Active Directory objects to specific users or groups in your Active Directory forest.
  • Monitor the health of Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances deployed in your environment.
  • View a history of backups created by a specific Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance.

The Recovery Manager Portal enables intranet users to use a Web browser to access the search and restore functionality provided by Recovery Manager for Active Directory. Through the Recovery Manager Portal, the users can search for and restore objects from the unpacked Active Directory backups created with Recovery Manager for Active Directory. You can configure the Recovery Manager Portal to work with multiple instances of Recovery Manager for Active Directory.

To access a Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance, the Recovery Manager Portal requires a service called the Recovery Manager Remote API Access. This service is supplied with Recovery Manager for Active Directory and must be installed and running on each computer hosting the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances whose Active Directory backups you want to make available to the Recovery Manager Portal users.

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